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Welcome to Legends of Equestria, a free-to-play MMORPG, available to play right now in Open Access!

Our in-development game is full of adventures, magic, and small horses. You will be able to fly, dance, play with pets, and more with friends or by yourself. There's even a whole community of friends over at our forums!

We are an ongoing project! We are always looking for talented new volunteers to help us out. If you feel like you're ready, feel free to send us your application.

Currently Hiring:

2D Art

3D Modeling

Audio:

-SFX Designers

Design:

-Level Designers

-VFX Artists

-Systems Designers

Implementation:

-Script Implementers

-Unity Implementers

Programming

Voice Acting

Descriptions of the above jobs, and additional hiring information and recruitment status can be read here.

The following departments are currently not hiring: Animation, Concept Art, HR, Moderation, PR, Web Dev, and Writing.

If you don't receive a response to your application within two weeks, please contact us on our support email.

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Legends of Equestria Is Recruiting!

Apr 10


Hey there, everypony!

Legends of Equestria's Open Access Release is still going strong, and the feedback you're giving - through messages, emails, and our bug report system - is helping us create new content updates for you to enjoy! It's a lot of work bringing a world like Equestria to life, though; we need your help to do it! That's why the Legends of Equestria team is recruiting!

If you're interested in game development, passionate about ponies, or simply need a hobby that will put your talents to use, we'd like to hear from you! We have a pretty extensive list of teams with different roles and skills, so even if you're not super-technical but still want to help us out, there might be something for you here!



We are currently accepting applications for the following departments: 2D Art, 3D Modeling, Audio, Design, Implementation, Programming, and Voice Acting. All applicants must be at least 16 years of age, unless specified otherwise by the team's hiring message.

Teams not currently recruiting: Animation, Concept Art, HR, Moderation, PR, Web Dev, Writing.


[last updated April 10th, 2018]





If you're interested in helping us bring Equestria to life, please find below a little bit of info from each team's leader on what they're looking for, and how to contact them! Good luck, and we hope to see you on the team soon!

(Note: Due to the nature of the project, you may only receive a response if your application is successful. If you don't receive a response, but want to double-check that your application has been reviewed, please contact [email protected]!)






2D ART


To apply for the 2D team, please read the following requirements thoroughly, and then use the application form here: https://goo.gl/forms/J4RLHk3LE2h8tx9L2

Requirements:

  • Understand the basics of color theory and principles of design

  • Ability to mimic the art style of environments, buildings, characters, and items in Legends of Equestria

  • Ability to create vector graphics

  • Experience in Photoshop, GIMP, Krita, or other raster graphics software

  • Experience in Illustrator, Inkscape, or other vector graphics software



Your portfolio should include:

  • Three to five pieces of artwork that display good use of colour, an ability to mimic our existing art styles, and good design sense. This can include characters, items, environments, and architectural artwork.

  • If possible, include any work involving textured models/texture sheets.

  • Any additional works that you wish to include.



Art should be close to, or of similar quality to, the following works:
a.) Textures and textured models:
i.) http://i.imgur.com/wnaDU9t.png
ii.) http://i.imgur.com/dEbzLoK.png
iii.) http://i.imgur.com/Y4DWrvf.png

b.) Architecture and environments:
i.) http://i.imgur.com/kPkqqwk.png
ii.) http://i.imgur.com/D3cilk7.png
iii.) http://i.imgur.com/G17VywQ.png

c.) Other works:
i.) http://i.imgur.com/xITE8kB.png
ii.) http://i.imgur.com/QYNN80s.png

Please be sure to fill out the application form listed above.
Any further questions can be sent to [email protected].






3D MODELING


3D Modelers build the assets you see in-game, from trees and buildings to armour and hairstyles. Applicants interested in joining the 3D team should have working knowledge of 3D modeling and/or animating and be willing to learn, design critically, and give and take critique. It is preferred, but not required, that applicants have a specialty in organic modeling, 3D animation and rigging, terraforming, or any combination thereof. To apply for the 3D team, email [email protected] with links to examples of your skills. Please include how much time you are able to devote to Legends of Equestria, as well as a list of programs that you're familiar with. Examples of any additional unrelated, high quality designs you have done help too!






AUDIO


The Audio department is responsible for creating and choosing all of the things you hear in Equestria, from attack sound-effects to background music (except the PVFM radio in Sugarcane Corner, of course!). Here's what we're currently looking for in the Audio department:

>SFX Designers:

By joining the Audio team as an SFX Designer, you will expect to be making UI sounds and various animal sounds. Some experience with a DAW is required; general experience with SFX is recommended, but not required. If you apply, be prepared to present a demo of a given sound effect. Applicants can register their interest by emailing [email protected].






DESIGN


The Design team plans out the levels and systems for Legends of Equestria, and covers a few different specialities. If you think you fit into any of the following areas, we want to hear from you!

>Level Designers:

Level Designers should have drawn work (hand or digital) of macro or micro scale level designs which factor in standard gaming conventions such as pathing, points of interest, mob spawns, elevation, framing, terrain features, quest potential, etc. Previous experience in a 3D engine (Unity, Unreal) is highly sought after. Map/level designers should expect to be trained in Unity to allow the implementation and editing of their designs. Please email [email protected] with examples of your work.

>VFX Artists:

VFX Artists will primarily be in charge of creating and implementing spritesheet animations to be used for various player abilities and ambient world effects. This role will require a blending of traditional toon styled art creation and design with technical implementation in Unity (Shuriken knowledge is a HUGE plus!). If you enjoy creating particle based effects to add an extra kick of visual stimulation, this position is for you! Please email [email protected] with links to examples of your work.

>Systems Designers:

Systems Designers should have the ability to form clear, concise, to-the-point written work which quickly and efficiently describes a complex system to programmers, writers, or other relevant team members. Applicants should be able to design the technical formulation behind conventional experience, leveling, crafting, and ability systems. Experience with Google Sheets for tables is a must; experience with graphs and formulas is a huge plus, as is knowledge of economics. Please email [email protected] with links to examples of your work.






IMPLEMENTATION


Implementation makes sure that everything made for the project makes it into the game, and works as intended! There are two areas of concern for implementers:

>Script Implementers:

Script Implementers are responsible for transitioning written content into technical scripts readable by the servers, placing NPCs and mobs, and adding items. Applicants for this position should have a basic understanding of scripting or coding logic and an ability to debug errors. Potential implementers should be able to devote several hours each week to the project. If interested, please send applications to [email protected].

>Unity Implementers:

Unity Implementers are responsible for implementing objects, terrain, and functions into the game via the Unity system. Applicants for Unity Implementation should be familiar with both Unity and Sourcetree. C# experience is preferred, but not required. Familiarity with Blender or Maya is also useful, but not required. Potential implementers should be able to devote several hours each week to the project. If interested, please send applications to [email protected].






PROGRAMMING


We're currently looking for enthusiastic programmers to help build LoE. A minimum of basic experience programming in C# and Unity is required for any applications to be considered, and you should also provide samples of your previous work so we can see just how awesome you are. We aren't expecting you to be a professional developer (though we won't say no if you are!); so long as you can demonstrate your knowledge and willingness to learn, we want to hear from you! An obsession with tiny colourful horses is not required, but will be taken into consideration and may improve your chances. Due to the nature of the team, we're looking for reliable people that can be trusted to work semi-independently; if you think you can help us out, email [email protected]!






VOICE ACTING


The Voice Acting team is looking for more voices to lend their talents to the project! Prior experience in voice acting is highly desired, as is a diverse range of unique voices that aren't necessarily based on any existing characters. If you'd like to apply, please contact [email protected] with an application that contains a vocal reel of examples (including, but not limited to: vocal ranges, emotions, examples of acting), and explain why you want to help bring the characters of Legends of Equestria to life!






Please remember that Legends of Equestria is a volunteer project being developed by a team of dedicated fans from around the world. These are not paid positions, and we cannot offer any financial incentive for your contributions to the project. All we can guarantee is the warm, fuzzy feeling from helping to bring an entire world of horses to life.

And lots of socks.



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New Game Update (V.2018.03.02), Rules Update, And More!

Apr 04


Hey again, everypony! Bet you didn't expect to hear from me again so soon, eh?

Since we released the Winter Warm-Up (V.2018.03.01) update, we've been working hard on a few issues that cropped up, as well as continuing to work on some older ones. We actually managed to get them sorted faster than we expected - I know, hard to believe, right? - so we're releasing a new, minor update! If you're using our Windows launcher, the game should update automatically; everyone else will need to grab the latest game files from our downloads page!

Now, because this is a minor update, you shouldn't expect any big content additions or new costumes; most of it is bug fixes. Some of those fixes are pretty big, though, like the friends list! The revamping we did for the Winter Warm-Up release caused some unexpected issues, but this new release should resolve those.



Don't feel too bad if you're blocked here; this is for testing purposes!



We also fixed a few issues with our newer quests, 'Tomorrow, Spring is Here' and 'Are You A Princess Too?', as well as some problems causing issues with the bank and trade systems; we also addressed a couple of exploits that were causing trouble. As always, if you want the full details of what's been done since the last version, you should check out our changelog!

While we're here, though, we should probably clear up something we've had a few questions about: the release version numbering system. Some people thought it was date-based, meaning that the Winter Warm-Up release had been build-ready since March 1st; however, this isn't how the numbering system works. It goes as follows: year.major.minor. That's why the previous build was 2018.03.01, and this is 2018.03.02! What happened to 2018.01.X & 2018.02.X, you may ask? Well, those were team-internal test builds that we ended up not releasing due to either not being ready for public consumption, or having added more since the build that it was more sensible to just make a newer build and include all the previous changes there too!

Finally, we've also gone through our rules system, and updated them to hopefully be clearer, while also providing all the protections that you're hopefully used to by now! There are three separate rule posts - one for our in-game rules, one for our forum rules, and one for our Discord server rules - so we'd recommend you reading through the rules for any of those platforms that you use. If you have any questions or issues regarding the rules, please contact our moderation team via email, or through our Discord server!

Hopefully that all clears things up for you! Remember to grab the latest files from our downloads page; and if you have any issues or suggestions, as always, please submit them using our reporting system, as explained here!

That's all for now; see you in Equestria!

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[APRIL FOOL'S!] Introducing The Legends of Equestria Micro Transaction Store!

Apr 01
(Note: while this was an April Fool's joke, the NPCs, quest, and costume will be permanently available in-game. It'll never cost you a penny, though!)



Hey, everypony! We here at Legends of Equestria have an extra-special announcement to make!

As you all know, Legends of Equestria was built from the beginning to be a completely free experience, available to everypony, and made by a completely unpaid, volunteer development team. This has been the core of what we've aimed to do from the start, and it's what's driven us all this way.

But no longer! We're proud to finally unveil something we've been working on for quite some time: the Legends of Equestria Micro Transaction store!



This store is currently in its trial phase, so not everything is available right now, but special items such as cosmetic upgrades and horse armor are already available through the Micro Transaction store. We implore you to check it out, and help support development!

That's not all, though! There's one addition to LoE that you've all been asking about for the last few years, and it's finally a reality! We're unbelievably happy and proud to be able to announce our very first Micro Transaction upgrade: The Princess Package! Now, for a small fee, you can upgrade your character to become an All-icorn!



This is intended to be a paid upgrade in the final version, but for a limited time, it's available to all LoE Premium(TM) Accounts for free! If you want to take advantage of this amazing opportunity, make sure you have the newest version of LoE available from our downloads page! Then visit the Micro Transaction store, conveniently located in central Cantermore, just off to the East of the fountain, and speak to the salespony to receive a unique upgrade quest!



Please note, the Micro Transaction store is only available to ponies who have gained their Talent Mark and finished the graduation ceremony. For legal reasons, the store can only be made available to adult ponies, as all purchases require an adult's permission.




This is a work of fiction. Names, characters, places and incidents either are products of the author's imagination or are used fictitiously. Any resemblance to actual events, locales, or entities, is entirely coincidental.

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Winter Warm-Up(date) Is Now Available!

Mar 28


Hey again, everypony! It's been a little while, hasn't it? You might think that we're running a little late with our seasonal update, but what if I told you that it's thematic, eh? Would you believe that?

Ah, well. It was worth a try!

We've been working super hard over the last few months to bring you something extra special, and it's finally here for everypony to enjoy: the Legends of Equestria Winter Warm-Up event!

Yes, that's the name we're going with.



For the next few weeks, Ponydale needs your help! As per usual, it's struggling to get winter all cleared up in time for spring to begin, and expert organizer Check List has been brought in to try and get the event back on track - but she needs more volunteers to manage it! You can find her barking out orders from Ponydale's Town Hall! You can't miss her - she's the one in the snazzy vest! Everypony who helps to warm up winter for Ponydale chooses one of three teams, and if they're successful not only will they get to see Ponydale restored to its usual lush green, but they'll get a team vest to match!



Which team will you choose? Don't forget, this is a seasonal event, so it won't be around forever; you'll also need to be an adult pony who has Graduated in order to participate!

That's not the only new addition to the game, though; Cantermore is now home to the First National Bank of Equestria! If you've been having trouble cramming all those color-customised pairs of tartan socks into your saddlebags - and trust me, we've all been there - then this update is for you! Visit the bank in Cantermore, located conveniently in the middle of the city near the fountain, to store costumes, armor, and any other stuff that you don't want to get rid of, but don't want to carry around everywhere you go!



Please note that the Cantermore bank is the only one currently operational, and it's not able to store bits just yet, but more is always coming! In the meantime, you can speak to the Bank Guard to learn more about it, as well as how to expand your bank storage!



There's plenty more that's new to Equestria; A big redesign of the trading system, bit trading, a revamping of the friend system, Ensemble has a new seasonal dress for sale - and, of course, a plethora of new socks. If you're using our Windows launcher, the game should update automatically the next time you launch it; for everypony else, the updated files are available from our downloads page! As usual, we have a full changelog that details every change, improvement, and addition that we've made; you can find that over here!



We really hope you enjoy the Winter Warm-Up event, as well as everything else we've brought you so far! Remember, if you run into any bugs, issues, or just a suggestion or two, you should submit them to us using the system explained here!

There's a lot more to come, so stay tuned, and we'll see you in Equestria!

Head over to our downloads page to grab the update!

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Legends of Equestria Holiday Update Now Available!

Dec 22

How am I even supposed to fit down this thing?


Hey, everypony!

It's still the holidays, right? Yeah? Great! That means we've still got time for the Legends of Equestria holiday update!

If you use the LoE Launcher for Windows, the game should update for you automatically. If you were using one of the direct download versions of the game, you'll need to grab the latest files from our downloads page!

We've been working hard on bug fixes and new content for you guys, and this update contains a bunch of both! You can check out our full changelog here, but the biggest things you'll notice are the changes for the holiday season!



The festive spirit is spreading across Equestria, and ponies everywhere are making the best of winter! Snow is falling, all around us - well, in some places, at least - and Ponydale's been blanketed! Some ponies have even taken up ice-skating, and Buttercup in Ponydale, as well as a couple of merchants in the Crystal Kingdom, are selling special boots to help everypony glide through the cold!



And our old friend Ensemble has been working on something new, to help guide the way for all the horses dashing through the snow at this time of year! His special costume quest is seasonal, though, so that means it won't be available forever! You'll have to grab it before the snow melts!



We hope you'll enjoy everything that's been added and fixed with this update! Remember, if you encounter any problems during your time in equestria, make sure you report it using the system explained here, so the right people on the team can work on fixing it!

There's plenty more to enjoy in Equestria, so we hope you'll come and visit us! From the whole team, we wish you a very happy holiday!

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